Meet Our Directors | Timber Lake Camp

Meet Our Directors


Jay Jacobs

jayJay arrived at Timber Lake in 1967 as a camper, and worked his way up from counselor to head counselor before becoming owner/director in 1980. Highly regarded in the camp industry for his innovative ideas, he was appointed by the Governor to serve on the NY State Camp Health and Safety Council. Jay has served as President of the NY Section of the American Camp Association, Past President of NY State Camp Directors’ Association, and is the founder of SCOPE – Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, a program which provides camping experiences for inner city kids at a host of not-for-profit camps. In 2001, Jay founded and currently serves as chair of Heal the Children, a program of the American Camp Association that provides free camperships to the children of victims of the 9/11 tragedy. His first love, however, is the time he spends every summer with his campers.

Mindy Jacobs

mindyMindy was also a camper and then a staff member at Timber Lake. She became director of our Girls’ Campus in 1982. She is the person who gets to hear problems both big and small and help solve them. Her top priority is to help all girls feel comfortable at Timber Lake and to make sure parents know that their children are safe and secure in every way at camp. During the off-season, Mindy works with new families to ensure that the transition to sleep-a-way camp is a smooth one.